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A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation | TeachThought

A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation | TeachThought | 21st Century TESOL Resources | Scoop.it
A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation
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Although the framework can be applied to any teaching and learning environment, it has specific applications for dynamic language learning.

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Why grammar lessons should be renamed ‘understanding language’

Why grammar lessons should be renamed ‘understanding language’ | 21st Century TESOL Resources | Scoop.it

Using the word “grammar”, she said, can conjure off-putting images of an old-fashioned classroom. It makes it sound like a secret you’re not let in on, and has associations of “right” or “wrong”. On the other hand, “understanding” or “knowledge about language” make it sound more positive.

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..."It’s not just grammar’s name that’s the problem. In addition to its unshakeable, unhelpful reputation, there are deeper issues. The government’s Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) tests were repeatedly mentioned as the main barrier to children’s learning, and Crystal was probably the most vehement in his criticism", David Crystal.


Agreed. I do not like to teach ANY grammar classes because it can completely disengage the language learners. Instead, I include the functional grammar within the content and context to assist language learning which will help with scaffolding.


It was very funny at an old dysfunctional institute that I worked with they still believe in the grammar translation method in language learning as well as the pencil and paper for writing... for graduate students?...No, they are frozen in time and locked in the past.

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Google Docs Adds-Ons For Students: These 5 Will Help You Write A Paper | MakeUseOf

Google Docs Adds-Ons For Students: These 5 Will Help You Write A Paper | MakeUseOf | 21st Century TESOL Resources | Scoop.it

Word-processing for students has long been the domain of Microsoft Word. The recent release of add-ons is making Google Docs an appealing free option. The five add-ons we are about to meet have the potential to become quick favorites for people working on research papers, essays, and collaborative projects. But, are they good enough to make Google Docs the go-to option?

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s insight:

Yes, these options, in addition to Google + Hangouts make this the best choice for students and teachers! Don't forget that Zotero can be added as another option.

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Yes, these options, in addition to Google + Hangouts make this the best choice for students and teachers!

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Evaluating Lessons: Tips for Calibrating Rubrics and Group Feedback

Evaluating Lessons: Tips for Calibrating Rubrics and Group Feedback | 21st Century TESOL Resources | Scoop.it

Tips to ensure teachers are on the same page when it comes to grading based on joint rubrics via Teaching Channel.

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This is not "standardization" but a integrated process to help with the student learning outcomes. Training of the teachers and students on the assessments expectations will improve the over all learning experience.  

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Weird Coordinating Conjunctions: Yet, For, and So | QDT

Weird Coordinating Conjunctions: Yet, For, and So | QDT | 21st Century TESOL Resources | Scoop.it

A few episodes back, I was talking about starting sentences with coordinating conjunctions, and I mentioned that one way of remembering the coordinating conjunctions is the word FANBOYS, whose letters can stand for for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so. 


However, I kept the focus on the conjunctions and, but, and or, because the other conjunctions are rather different from these three. Well, today, we’re going to look at exactly how different for, nor, yet, and so are. - See more at: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/weird-coordinating-conjunctions-yet-for-and-so#sthash.BQaHST4u.dpuf

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This is a good review on coordinating conjunctions.

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